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Toxic Rocket Crew for 2010

Joe Cassidy - Owner

Glen Wilson - Pilot

Ron Soares - Crew Chief

Brandon Wry - Engine / Fuel

Mike Cookson - Props / Drivetrain

Russ Guilliam - Computer / Data

Tommy Nelson - Engine / Right Side

Tom Boghosian - Engine Builder / Tuner

Joe Boghosian - Engine Builder / Tuner

Mike Padgett - Safety Gear / Fuel

Kevin Guilliam - Bearing Specialist

Marco Mabante - Engine Specialist

Sean Briody - Fabricator/Machinist

Dan Shuken - Engine / Left Side


Michelle Latka - Apparel Sales


Don Francis - Truck Owner/Team Chef

Donnie Francis - Transport Driver


Tom Boghosian - Engine Builder / Tuner

Personal Bio.

Tom Boghosian was born in Fresno Ca. and has been building race engines for over 30 years,

With his father Joe Boghosian. This experience brought him to a 25 year career as a drag racing Crew chief.

Career Stats

1981 - 1982

1982 - 1990

1982 - 1986

1985 - 2004

1999 - 2004

2007 - Present

Crew Chief for Gary Scelzi's Sand Dragster
First to run a 2.67 ET and top 120 MPH

Crew Chief Jay Haroutunian's Whiskey River Top Alcohol Hydro 8 Career Wins
First to run a 5.75 ET

Crew Chief for Gary Scelzi's NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster 6 Career Wins
MPH Record holder - Number 2 in The NHRA World Championship
First to top 220 MPH

Personal Career Driving - Midgets, Sprint Cars & Go Karts
(numerous career wins and championships)

Crew Chief Richwood Meat AA Gas Studebaker 4 Career Wins
Number 2 in Good Guys Nostalgia Series

Crew Chief Jack Wright's Nostalgia Fuel Funny Car
Joe Cassidy's Toxic Rocket Top Fuel Hydro Engine Tuner & consultant 2 Career Wins


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